Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Socrates receive his sentencing?
2. What was the biggest factor that confused the debate between Socrates and Euthyphro?
3. What is the first of the four dialogues contained in "The Last Days of Socrates"?
4. Thrasyllus was a scholar from what century?
5. According to the introductory notes, who is this version of "The Last Days of Socrates" intended for?
Short Essay Questions
1. What charges are being brought against Socrates, and by whom?
2. Who are some of the authors, mentioned in Book 3, Chapter 1, who wrote about Socrates?
3. How does Plato refer to himself in the Socratic dialogues?
4. What does Tarrant use as an example to illustrate the differences in mentality, in this section, regarding death and suicide?
5. What does Crito want Socrates to do?
6. What does Tarrant warn readers about, regarding Socrates, and the various literary characters based on him?
7. What is the "transmigration of souls"?
8. Who is present at Socrates' execution?
9. What happened with Socrates' friend at the Oracle of Delphi?
10. What is "Idealism" in philosophy?
Truth is an important concept in "The Last Days of Socrates." According to the theories presented in the text, what is truth? How does one find truth? Is it possible to know truth, with certainty, when one finds it? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Socrates spent a lot of time with his friends, but very little with his family, even on the day of his execution. Why do you think this was so? How much did Socrates have to talk about with his friends, versus with his family? Do you think it was right for him to spend so little time with them? Is it understandable/excusable? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Discuss the various theories presented regarding the topic of justice. What is it? How is it achieved? How does one tell what is just? What are the necessary conditions for one to be able to do what is just? Do you agree that Socrates did what was just when he accepted his punishment? Why or why not? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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